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Areas of research interests include work, employment and institutions; gender development indicators; crimes against women; women’s equality and empowerment; urban poverty; children’s education and work; child well being and deprivations; and food security. She has been pursuing intensive district level analysis for the country to examine gender inequalities and discrimination against women and has also worked on the South Asian region. She is an associate editor of the Indian Journal of Labour Economics, a quarterly publication of the Indian Society of Labour Economics.


  • 2011–present
    Professor, Institute for Human Development


    Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, Ph.D. Economics